I always love sharing other bloggers who have the same passion as I do in helping writers, authors, and bloggers. I found Shawn today and this particular has solid advice about how to get “feedback” while writing. Please visit his site for the whole post and let him know? CAT sent you! Six Ways to Receive Feedback and WELL.
As a follow-up to Five Ways to Tell You Do Not Want Feedback, I wanted to share six great ways to show you do want feedback and to help you make good use of the time with your “Feedbacker.” I’m sure that’s a word. Don’t look it up. I strongly believe that good feedback on my writing is like gold. It’s often rare, but it is so precious.
I have valued the feedback from people more than I can express. Sometimes they tell me things I do not like. Sometimes they tell me things I can’t use. Most of the time, they tell me things that save me the embarrassment of poor writing and poor storytelling.
I think good feedback is so very important to an author. Here is some advice on how to receive it well:
1. Lean in
I mean it… physically, lean in! If you’re really into a movie or a book, you probably find that you’re actually leaning toward the screen or book. It’s the same with a story. If someone really has you on figurative the edge of your seat, look down. You are probably also on the literal edge of your seat.
When you are genuinely interested in something, you naturally lean in. So if you really want feedback, overcome the feeling of shyness and the fear of someone having found a problem in your writing… and lean in! Show yourself interested.
So stop by Shawn’s website to read the rest of this amazing and helpful post for all writers and authors…
I’m not going to bore you with major details… so I’ll be short and to the point.
I’m a writer, a husband, a father, a Christian, a hiker (or at least I was until some recent health problems), a lover of coffee, a biker (not the cool kind, but the kind that rides around on an old motorcycle and has a blast) and someone who enjoys watching movies with my sons and playing cards with my wife.
I have done a lot of writing in the past, but only recently has it become a focus and a hobby. Some life changes (health issues mentioned elsewhere) have been part of what I believe God has been doing in my life to refashion me.
The writing has been fun as well as somewhat therapeutic to me in my recovery.
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